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Enchantments, Glyphs and Runes in ESO (Elder Scrolls Online)

Enchantments, Glyphs and Runes in ESO (Elder Scrolls Online)

Welcome to the ESO Enchantments & Glyphs overview page. In this category of the website you can find all information about the Enchantments & Glyphs system in the Elder Scrolls Online. Enchanting is unlocked by interacting with the Enchanting crafting station.

These stations can be found in any city and even in player housing, if players have bought an Enchanting crafting station for their home.

With the Enchanting crafting station you can create glyphs from runes. Glyphs are enchantments which are either applied on gear, jewelry or weapons. The combination of runes used to craft a glyph decides the quality, effects and level of the final glyph.

Guides

Enchanting Crafting Guide - Elder Scrolls Online
Enchanting Crafting Guide - Elder Scrolls Online
Enchanting Crafting Guides for The Elder Scrolls Online. Full list of all Glyphs and Runes, Leveling Guide and Passives of Enchanting etc.

Frequently asked questions

How do you enchant in ESO?

In order to  enchant an item, you need a glyph in your inventory first that matches the current level of your gear. Then you go and right-click on the item, select "Enchant" and then choose the glyph you want to enchant it with. 

Why enchant in ESO?

In order to make your character stronger you need to enchant your gear or weapons with glyphs. These will help you along the way of leveling a character and will make you even stronger in the endgame.

Is enchanting good in ESO?

Yes, enchanting is an extremely good skill to have and not enchanting your gear or weapons is a real waste of resources and damage you could be dealing to your foes!

How do you get Enchanting in ESO?

You have to find the crafting station for glyphs and use it. From there you can either craft your own or deconstruct them. Deconstructing high level glyphs or glyphs from other players gives the best crafting EXP!

How long do enchantments last in ESO?

The good news is that enchantments last forever! Or as long as you are using the gear or weapon. 
enchanting crafting station in eso

Why Enchanting is Important in ESO


Some weapons and armor have magical properties called traits that will enhance the item's performance in many different ways. Most weapons and armor can have magical properties added or altered by enchanting that item with a Glyph. Weapons with enchantments hold a charge that depletes with use. When an item's charge is depleted, the item's magical properties will cease to function until its charge is replenished using a Soul Gem.

Some weapons and armor can be enchanted, or have their enchantments replaced with new enchantments. To do this you will need to create Glyphs at an Enchanting Table, found in most cities and other special locations throughout the world, such as player housing. To enchant an item you have to open your inventory by pressing the key that is bound to that action. Right-click the item you wish to enchant and select "Enchant" from the menu. Double-click the enchantment you wish to apply, then confirm and accept the change.
how to enchant an item in ESO with a glyph
You can also extract glyphs by opening the extraction tab at an Enchanting table. Choose a glyph from your inventory to perform an extraction. Remember that performing the extraction process will destroy the glyph. Not every glyph yields an extraction result, especially not if you crafted it yourself and want to deconstruct it. If you want to get the maximum Inspiration (crafting experience) from a glyph, either guy one from a guild vendor or ask a player to craft them for you.

Also, the more you combine, the more you learn about the runes and learn to craft all kinds of glyphs. So don't be afraid to combine them like you want to, this will also give you crafting experience in that skill line.translated runes for enchanting crafting in eso

Runes in ESO


The Elder Scrolls Online's crafting system can sometimes be very complex and rich in variations. Enchanting features a lot of runes from which a player can choose. The base is always the same though. Players need three of each: a potency rune, an essence rune and an aspect rune. Depending on how you combine them, their traits and level will change.

Potency Rune
This rune is needed to choose the strength of it and the level it needs to be cast on the gear. They can be either subtractive or additive.

Essence Rune
This rune determines the magical effect that the enchant has.

Aspect Rune
This rune determines the quality of the glyph and how effective a rune is. The color chosen reflects the quality level of the glyph.
Enchanting crafting UI for ESO

Enchanting Skills in ESO


You can also visit the Enchanting Skills overview page for more detailed information about the enchanting abilities.

  • Aspect Improvement
    • Level 1: Use of Common and Standard Aspect Runestones.
    • Level 2: Use of Superior Aspect Runestones.
    • Level 3: Use of Artifact Aspect Runestones.
    • Level 4: Use of Legendary Aspect Runestones.
  • Potency Improvement
    • Level 1: Use of Jora, Porade, Jode and Notade Potency Runestones to make Glyphs of levels 1-15.
    • Level 2: Use of Jera, Jejora, Ode and Tade Potency Runestones to make Glyphs of levels 11-25.
    • Level 3: Use of Odra, Pojora, Jayde and Edode Potency Runestones to make Glyphs of levels 21-35.
    • Level 4: Use of Edora, Jaera, Pojode, and Rekude Potency Runestones to make Glyphs of levels 30-45.
    • Level 5: Use of Pora, Denara, Hade and Idode Potency Runestones to make Glyphs from level 40 to Champion 30.
    • Level 6: Use of Rera and Pode Potency Runestones to make Glyphs of Champions 30-50.
    • Level 7: Use of Derado and Kedeko Potency Runestones to make Glyphs of Champions 50-70.
    • Level 8: Use of Recura and Rede Potency Runestones to make Glyphs of Champions 70-90
    • Level 9: Use of Cura and Kude Potency Runestones to make Glyphs of Champions 100-140
    • Level 10: Use of Rejera, Repora, Jehade and Itade to make Glyphs of Champions 150-160.
  • Keen Eye: Runestones
    • Level 1: Runes are easier to spot from 20 meters or closer.
    • Level 2: Runes are easier to spot from 30 meters or closer.
    • Level 3: Runes are easier to spot from 40 meters or closer.
  • Hireling
    • Level 1: Hireling will send you runes and possibly other items every day.
    • Level 2: Hireling will send you more runes and possibly better items every day.
    • Level 3: Hireling will send you even more runes and even better items every day.
  • Aspect Extraction
    • Level 1: Increases the chances of extracting each type of Runestone by 3%.
    • Level 2: Increases the chances of extracting each type of Runestone by 6%.
    • Level 3: Increases the chances of extracting each type of Runestone by 10%.

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